Opera Queensland is touring performances of The Frog Prince and La Boheme with primary schools included for the first time.
The visuals are stunning with a modern fast paced interpretation of these two classics and the performances will provide students an introduction to Mozart, Rossini and Bizet and in the case of LaBoheme, Puccini.
Using the visuals and pulse of a jukebox musical, classic Grimm tale The Frog Prince sees a spoiled princess encounter a sassy frog and an unlikely friendship blossom.
The loyalty of the selfish princess is tested and the frog is magically transformed into a punkish Prince.
Opera Queensland’s performance of LaBoheme has won the company rave reviews and the opportunity for students to see world class opera will be inspiring for them.
The Frog Prince is touring Brisbane metropolitan primary schools in term 3 2020 on Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 July, with performances at 10am and 1pm daily and La Boheme is Touring to Brisbane metropolitan secondary schools in term 3 2020
Opera Queensland is also launching an education program for teachers imminently including a professional development day on Monday 21 October.
The Primary Education Launch/Teach Professional Development Day In collaboration with Queensland Symphony Orchestra happens on Monday 21 October 2019 8am to 4pm.
It presents the opportunity to experience a Day in the Orchestra and a Day on the Opera immersed in the music playing and learning beside members of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Opera Queensland.
Teachers can Develop and enhance skills in rehearsal planning and preparation, choosing repertoire to correlate with curriculum guidelines and enhance knowledge of balance and blend of ensembles, instrumental and choral connections with professional organisations.